Tottenham v West Ham – Player Ratings

Tottenham and West Ham played out a 1-1 draw at Wembley last night in a disappointing, drab match which featured two contenders for goal of the season. But who starred and who flopped?

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris – 7

The French international had very little to do throughout the entire match. He stood no chance against Pedro Obiang’s thunderbolt.

Serge Aurier – 7

Won his individual battle against Masuaku and was positive on the ball.

Davinson Sánchez – 6

The 21-year-old kept the ball moving and wasn’t tested by the West Ham front line. However, he nearly gifted the Hammers a goal in the second-half with a poor pass that was intercepted by Hernández but he recovered well.

Jan Vertonghen – 7

Composed and comfortable on the ball, a good overall performance by the experienced defender. Remained alert throughout the game despite having very little to do.

Ben Davies – 7

The Welshman did well going forward and was solid at the back. He could have offered more support going forward to Son on a few occasions.

Moussa Sissoko – 5

The former Newcastle man wasn’t at his best tonight and gave West Ham their best chance of the first-half. He was substituted midway through the second-half in favour of Lamela.

Eric Dier – 6

The defensive midfielder held his position well, allowing Tottenham to switch play with ease. Controlled the middle of the park well and contained Lanzini.

Christian Eriksen – 8

Showed some neat touches and was given far too much time on the ball by West Ham. Was Tottenham’s most dangerous player by a country mile.

Dele Alli – 6

Had a quiet game and was snuffed out by the crowded midfield.

Son Heung-min – 7

Caused Zabaleta problems in the first-half but the West Ham defender recovered. His crossing was poor but made up for this by scoring a screamer. Had an excellent first touch and was energetic.

Harry Kane – 6

It was a bad day at the office for Tottenham’s star man. He missed two good opportunities and struggled against West Ham’s aggressive back three.

Substitutes

Érik Lamela – 6

Failed to add that creative spark that Tottenham were hoping for. Didn’t have enough time to make an impact.

Victor Wanyama – 6

Was introduced in the 75th minute in favour of Eric Dier and made little difference in a game which Tottenham were already controlling.

Fernando Llorente – N/A

Replaced Ben Davies in the 82nd minute. Had no opportunity to make an impact on the game.

West Ham

Adrián – 7

Started the game hesitant but recovered and looked comfortable from there on. Pulled off a good save on the stroke of half-time but was well beaten by Son’s wonder strike.

Winston Reid – 7

Lacked composure on the ball but defended very well against Kane.

Angelo Ogbonna – 7

Worked well with Reid and Rice. Never looked out of his depth against either Kane or Alli.

Declan Rice – 7

The inexperienced defender had a good game alongside Ogbonna and Reid in a back three. His distribution and positioning were good along with his ability to handle pressure.

Pablo Zabaleta – 6

Looked nervous early on but soon found his feet. Made a good block to deny Kane at 0-0.

Cheikhou Kouyaté – 7

Covered Zabaleta well when he was one-on-one with Son. Missed a glorious chance to make it 2-0. Energetic and hardworking.

Mark Noble – 6

Found it difficult to retain the ball in a tight midfield but protected the backline well, minimising Alli’s influence on the game. Rallied the troops late on as Tottenham were pressing for a winner.

Pedro Obiang – 7

Scored arguably the goal of the season and Kouyaté should’ve made it 2-0 from his superb cross shortly after. Quiet first-half.

Arthur Masuaku – 5

Made very little impact on the game and was virtually anonymous in the first-half. A lapse in concentration in the first-half almost proved costly however Kane failed to capitalise.

Manuel Lanzini – 5

A difficult game to say the least for 5ft 6in attacking midfielder. Playing against a physical and strong defence and struggled to make any impact on the game as a result.

Javier Hernández – 5

It was a very poor game by the Mexican’s high standards. He offered very little going forward, his hold up play was poor and he was the first player to be substituted for either side.

Substitutions

André Ayew – 6

Replaced the disappointing Hernández and looked lively. Almost made it 2-1 however his shot was well saved by Lloris.

Andy Carroll – N/A

Introduced in the 85th minute in favour of Lanzini. Picked up a booking for kicking the ball away.

Man of the Match – Christian Eriksen – 8

In an otherwise dull game Danish international Christian Eriksen was the most creative player on the pitch, showed some neat touches and deserved more for his efforts.

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